Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

Why do relatively few criminals ACTUALLY jump bail when facing considerable time? ?

Most people I have talked to have said that they would flee if they were facing anything more than 10 years. Now  a 10-15 year offense is still normally bailable. But why do so few people actually flee? It is much easier to escape bail than it is to escape an institutional setting. 

2 Answers

  • Bob B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's actually very tricky to flee and get away with it- police, or in the USA, bounty hunters, will chase those who skip bail, and once you make this decision, you're basically on the run for life until someone catches up with you.

    In today's world, it's increasingly difficult to disappear- with more and more records being tracked electronically, it's hard to move around without leaving some kind of paper trail. Now sure, you could just throw your phone out the window, run off into the distance and leave your old life behind, and somehow hope to make it with just what cash you can bring with you. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    when caught they would receive additional time.

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